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Pak, Turkey, Malaysia to set up a BBC type English language TV Channel


Anum RizwanWeb Editor

30th Sep, 2019. 01:16 pm
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia have jointly decided to set up an English TV change of BBC type.

PM Imran Khan took his twitter to share the message that, “Our meeting in which we decided to set up a BBC type English language TV Channel that, apart from highlighting Muslim issues, will also fight Islamophobia.”

At the sidelines of the 74th session of United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Imran Khan met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad. The leaders agreed on possible measures to counter Islamophobia.

“President Erdogan, PM Mahatir and myself had a meeting today in which we decided our three countries would jointly start an English language channel dedicated to confronting the challenges posed by Islamophobia and setting the record straight on our great religion – Islam,” PM Imran said on his official twitter account.

In a followup tweet PM said, “Misperceptions which bring people together against Muslims would be corrected; issue of blasphemy would be properly contextualized; series & films would be produced on Muslim history to educate/inform our own people & the world; Muslims would be given a dedicated media presence.”

The decision came out as a conclusion to a trilateral meeting between Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia, which was held a in New York to discuss ways to enhance cooperation in a broad range of areas.

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